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Stephen Bogardus to Star in SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES Musical Adaptation at Delaware Theatre CompanyStephen Bogardus to Star in SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES Musical Adaptation at Delaware Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Delaware Theatre Company captures lightning in a bottle with the World Premiere musical adaptation of Something Wicked This Way Comes, based on the classic best-selling novel by Ray Bradbury. The spine-tingling tale of a traveling carnival that mysteriously arrives in a small town is woven on stage with music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian Hill (Broadway: The Story of My Life). (more...)

Michael Harrington Joins Theatreworks USA as New Managing DirectorMichael Harrington Joins Theatreworks USA as New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

After an extensive search, Artistic Director Barbara Pasternack and the Board of Theatreworks USA have announced that Michael Harrington has been tapped to be the new Managing Director of the award-winning 55-year-old organization. (more...)

BWW TV: Vote for Elle! Meet the Stars of Broadway Method Academy's LEGALLY BLONDEBWW TV: Vote for Elle! Meet the Stars of Broadway Method Academy's LEGALLY BLONDE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 11, 2017

Broadway Method Academy, Fairfield County's premier musical theater training program, just announced that Broadway actors Julius Anthony Rubio & Allysa Shorte will stage their summer production of the hit blockbuster musical, Legally Blonde. BroadwayWorld has a behind-the-scenes look at the show below! (more...)

Jeff Calhoun, Christopher Gattelli and More to Work with Educators for 2017 Freddie G FellowshipJeff Calhoun, Christopher Gattelli and More to Work with Educators for 2017 Freddie G Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the U.S., and (for the first year Australia), will work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 8th Annual FREDDIE G FELLOWSHIP July 12th - 15th.  (more...)

Clague Playhouse Hiring for Paid Design and Backstage PositionsClague Playhouse Hiring for Paid Design and Backstage Positions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Clague Playhouse is presently looking to fill the following PAID positions to round out its exciting upcoming 90th season! (more...)

Lindsay Lohan  Invites Emma Stone to Film MEAN GIRLS 2 TogetherLindsay Lohan Invites Emma Stone to Film MEAN GIRLS 2 Together
by Movies News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Lindsay Lohan took to social media yesterday to reveal that she is up for a sequel to the 2004 hit film MEAN GIRLS, if it would co-star LA LA LAND's Emma Stone! (more...)

Georgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's HALF TIME Next YearGeorgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's HALF TIME Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced early casting for Half Time, a new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Sesame Street) will lead the cast in this uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. (more...)

DTC Awarded $30k from National Endowment for the ArtsDTC Awarded $30k from National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $30,000 to Dallas Theater Center (DTC) to support the upcoming world-premiere production of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for LEGALLY BLONDE at Broadway Method AcademyPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsals for LEGALLY BLONDE at Broadway Method Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Time to get whipped into shape! On Monday, June 19, Broadway Method Academy, Fairfield County's premier musical theater training program, began rehearsal for their July production of the hit blockbuster musical, Legally Blonde. See brand-new photos of the cast and creatives at their first rehearsal below.   (more...)

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres Goes Pink with LEGALLY BLONDEThe Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres Goes Pink with LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Legally Blonde, The Musical takes you from the sorority houses of UCLA to the halls of justice via Harvard with one of Broadway's brightest heroines and her Chihuahua sidekick, Bruiser, played by Oscar Burgess. Amanda Brown's novel by the same name was adapted in 2001 for the film starring award winning actress, Reese Witherspoon. Soon after Heather Bach created the Broadway version with songs composed by Lawrence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin. The plot follows the story of the popular and beautiful sorority girl Elle Woods who is determined to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warner by enrolling into Harvard University. With a chip on her shoulder and the support of some new friends, Elle is determined to show Harvard that she's a blonde with smarts, wit, and plenty of fashion sense. (more...)

Cast Complete for Star-Studded HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater CenterCast Complete for Star-Studded HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center will present the world premiere of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure, a new musical comedy written and directed by five-time Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn. (more...)

Cast Announced for Broadway Method Academy's LEGALLY BLONDECast Announced for Broadway Method Academy's LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Broadway Method Academy, Fairfield County's premier musical theater training program, has announced casting for their summer production of the hit blockbuster, Legally Blonde. (more...)

VIDEO: Why Does Tina Fey Compare MEAN GIRLS Cast Members to Justin Timberlake?VIDEO: Why Does Tina Fey Compare MEAN GIRLS Cast Members to Justin Timberlake?
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Tina Fey revealed details of the highly anticipated musical MEAN GIRLS heading to Broadway in March 2018. (more...)

The Plastics Are Coming! MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Begin Broadway Performances Next MarchThe Plastics Are Coming! MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Begin Broadway Performances Next March
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Now according to an equity casting notice, the show will begin rehearsals for Broadway in February 2018, with preview performances set to begin March 10-12, 2018.  (more...)

Oriente Lopez's New Musical OCCASION FOR SIN to Play Planet ConnectionsOriente Lopez's New Musical OCCASION FOR SIN to Play Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

A Jewish saint battles the Spanish Inquisition over the conquest of Peru in the new musical Occasion for Sin by Grammy Award winning composer Oriente Lopez. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Philadelphia (more...)

Casting Announced for LEGALLY BLONDE At Edinburgh's Festival TheatreCasting Announced for LEGALLY BLONDE At Edinburgh's Festival Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 28, 2017

OMG you guys!!! Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to the Festival Theatre in November! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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Rita Simons, Lucie Jones And Bill Ward Lead New UK Tour Of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICALRita Simons, Lucie Jones And Bill Ward Lead New UK Tour Of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

OMG you guys!!! Legally Blonde The Musical is going on tour! EastEnders' Rita Simon, Lucie Jones, who is representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest with 'Never Give Up On You' on Saturday May 13, and Bill Ward (Coronation Street and Emmerdale) are to star in a major new UK tour of  the smash-hit Broadway and West End musical Legally Blonde The Musical.  (more...)

ActorsNET Presents THE EXPLORERS CLUBActorsNET Presents THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Laughter reigns supreme April 28 through May 14 as ActorsNET presents Nell Benjamin's comic romp, The Explorers Club. (more...)

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